Astaxanthin for Pets - AstaReal Natural Astaxanthin
AstaReal astaxanthin - the only certified astaxanthin for pet supplements
AstaReal astaxanthin has earned the distinction of being the Preferred Supplier of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC). This makes AstaReal® the first qualified brand of natural astaxanthin for use in pet supplementation.
AstaReal earned the NASC Preferred Supplier Status for aligning with the Council’s mission of “Good Manufacturing Practice Quality Standards,” which includes precisely monitored and implemented quality control and strict label guidelines. AstaReal natural astaxanthin is also non-GMO Project verified, suitable for vegetarians, and certified Kosher and Halal.
Healthy benefits for your pets
Since 1994, AstaReal’s natural astaxanthin has been researched in over 140 published studies including 70 clinical trials. The results have shown that natural astaxanthin helps promote such areas as joint health, eye health, skin health, cardiovascular health, anti-fatigue, general cognitive function, sleep, and muscle endurance. The results have also shown parallel results with improvement in immune function, endurance, coat health, eye health, sleep and general well-being in companion animals. Now with its NASC Preferred Supplier status, AstaReal is able to introduce AstaReal natural astaxanthin’s superior health benefits to companion animals.
The most powerful, natural antioxidant
Astaxanthin is the most powerful naturally occurring antioxidant, shown to be 6,000 times more potent than Vitamin C and 800 times more potent than CoQ10 (Nishida Y. et al., 2007.) Some antioxidants, like vitamin C, can exhibit prooxidant behavior in the presence of high concentrations of free radicals or redox-active metals (Carocho M. et al.,2013.) Astaxanthin however does not exhibit prooxidant properties, making it a safer and healthier antioxidant option (Martin H.D. et al., 1999.) Astaxanthin is one of the few carotenoids that can cross the blood-brain barrier and the blood-retinal barrier, adding a level of protection to the brain and eyes as well (Guerin M. et al., 2003.) Astaxanthin has also been shown to reduce levels of circulating C-Reactive Protein in the blood, which is a marker of systemic inflammation correlated with a risk for heart disease in humans (Park J.S. et al., 2010.)
About the NASC
The National Animal Supplement Council is a nonprofit trade organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the health of companion animals and horses throughout the United States. Founded in 2001, the NASC is an all industry association of stakeholders concerned with the issues surrounding the supply of health supplements for animals not intended for human consumption, such as dogs, cats and horses. NASC members include manufacturers of the finest animal health supplements, who are committed to the highest standards of quality and safety in the industry today, as well as raw materials suppliers, distributors, veterinarians, retailers, pet professionals, and animal friends.
AstaReal is a natural astaxanthin producer along with sales and marketing company servicing North and South America. AstaReal’s natural astaxanthin is cultivated, grown and harvested in its cultivation facilities in Moses Lake, Washington U.S.A., and Gustavsberg, Sweden. As the global demand for natural astaxanthin continues to grow, AstaReal will continue to be fully dedicated to ensuring the consistent supply of premium, natural astaxanthin products.